“By the album’s conclusion, its strengths are found in the songwriting, which only benefits from Lightning Dust’s restless experimentation and willingness to abandon their style for new modes well outside their comfort zone. The best songs on Fantasy are easily the best in Lightning Dust’s catalog because of this winning combination of pushed boundaries and [...]
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“As far as debut albums go, this eponymous release is a surprisingly accomplished effort from the Nottingham-born teenager Jake Bugg….[I]t’s his sheer earnestness and rare gift for writing simple, hook-filled tunes that ultimately charm the listener.” –All Music Guide Check Our Catalog
“Marling is an old soul through and through, and her remarkably timeless voice, idiosyncratic lyrics, and increasingly impressive guitar chops help to elevate the album’s less immediate moments, and while some may argue that her increasingly Americanized, Pacific coast folk-pop can feel a little like fan fiction, it doesn’t make it any less enjoyable to [...]
“At times reminiscent of the mercurial dreaminess of Cat Power’s The Covers Record or the ghostly rawness of PJ Harvey’s later work, Unknown Rooms is spare, gorgeous, and haunting, offering surprises for her established fans and likely winning her new ones in the process.” –All Music Guide Check Our Catalog
“Mala streamlines Banhart’s multifaceted muse, and the songs all fit together, if in a somewhat roundabout manner. Apart from the increased cohesion, the quality of the songwriting is far higher, reminding us of the astonishing promise and tossed-off ease of Banhart’s early material…” –All Music Guide Check Our Catalog
“[T]hey know how to turn a phrase, plant a seed, and build a bridge and tear it back down again without losing the audience in the process. Simply put, they can bend the relative simplicity of traditional folk music to their collective wills, which is exactly what they do on their sophomore outing, Babel.” –All [...]